- a brand name of plastic containers, used especially for food preparation and storage.
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Examples from the Web for tupperware
“Hard hat…heavy jacket…welding gloves…fish landing net…a sheet…a big Tupperware bin with a lid,” he says.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles
November 2, 2014
Lock and Lock 7-piece Bowl set Like most of you, I have been struggling for years to solve The Tupperware Problem.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Throwing Louis C.K. out in the cold with Daniel Tosh is like tossing a Ming vase out with the old Tupperware.Louis C.K. on Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke: Are Comedy and Feminism Enemies?
Jennifer L. Pozner
July 18, 2012
Gather a large group of friends, ask everyone to bake a batch of cookies, and bring a big Tupperware container.The Great Holiday Cookie Exchange
December 8, 2009
- trademark a range of plastic containers used for storing food
C20: Tupper, US manufacturing company + ware 1
Word Origin and History for tupperware
1956, trademark (reg. U.S.), from Earl S. Tupper, president of Tupper Corp., + ware. Patent claims use from 1950.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper